GUEST BLOG – “If You Don’t Have Anything Nice To Say” by Amy Beeman

January 20, 2018

Our “GUEST BLOG” series continues and we excitedly introduce you to Vancouver, Canada native Amy Beeman.

A few self words about Amy as we introduce you to her blog:

Amy Beeman is a Morning Radio Show Producer and Host who sets her alarm for 3:45 every weekday morning. She’s also a wife and mom of 7 year old twins. Between marriage, children and work, she still somehow finds time to run a couple half marathons every year. She loves exploring Vancouver with her family and writing about her experiences.

We further share her positive story…….


“If You Don’t Have Anything Nice To Say ” by Amy Beeman  

Every once in a while you’re given a piece of advice that sticks with you; something that resonates and makes sense to you, something you remember.  For me, that piece of advice came from my mom. I’m sure it’s something your mom said to you too. I’m pretty sure it’s something every mom has said at some point in her life.

If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. 

And now I find myself saying it to my 7 year old twins, Lucy and Sam. But I’ve changed it a bit:  If you don’t have anything nice to say, you’re not trying hard enough. 

Most times in life (not always, I am realistic) you can find something nice to say. Sometimes it takes a little effort, but that effort is always appreciated. Who doesn’t love to hear kind words?

I like your shoes.

Nice work on that report.

That colour looks great on you.

Thanks for your help, I really appreciate it.

You inspired me to go for a run today.

It doesn’t have to be huge revelations. I mean, if you want to search Facebook and LinkedIn to find your lost long first grade teacher so you can tell her between sobs how instrumental she was in your life and how you wouldn’t be the person you are today without her and her inspirational circle time, then go for it! I’m sure she’d love to hear from you.

But sometimes we forget to say nice little things, especially to those closest to us. And those are the people who need to hear it most. Compliment your husband or wife. Tell your kid how proud you are of him. Tell a friend why you admire her. Thank a coworker for his help on a project.  Sometimes a few nice words can make a world of difference.

And remember:

If you don’t have anything nice to say, you’re not trying hard enough.

Amy Beeman 


What is one of the nicest things someone has said to you?

Stay in touch and reach out to Amy:

Instagram: @amybeeman

Twitter: @amybeeman







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